Upcoming Events

Fri Oct 20 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Biennial Sculptor Show Exhibit
Fri Oct 20 @11:00AM - 05:00PM
Tryon Painters & Sculptors Show
Fri Oct 20 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM
Saluda Tailgate Market
Fri Oct 20 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Wine & Crafts at Tryon Arts & Crafts
Fri Oct 20 @ 6:00PM -
Annual Lanier Library Mystery Festival

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First Peak of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Historic Saluda, Tryon & Columbus, NC

First Peak Videos: Your Guide to Fall

fall-in-the-foothillsLast year, we spent a week exploring fall fun at the First Peak of the Blue Ridge, and it's still a great reference for the area. You'll find six of the videos on this page, so be sure to scroll down and watch them all, plus watch The Orchard Inn's cooking demo here!  We talked about scenic drives, hiking, wineries, farmer's markets, a cooking demo with a farm to table menu, and upcoming events.  This year's dates for these events are:  Tryon International Film Festival from 10/27-29 and Tryon Beer Fest on 11/4/17.  Have fun watching these clips and then explore our web site for more info on these themes and more.

Historic Tryon Featured on NC Weekend

Downtown Tryon

On the heals of downtown Tryon receiving its official designation as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places, it was also the featured town on UNC-TV's NC Weekend program.  Take a look, and then find out more about the places they mention, including Marilyn's Melrose Inn and Pearson's Falls.  Search by town to see Tryon's listings for Things to Do and Dining/Shopping.

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The Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour in Saluda is Steepest, Fastest in U.S.

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[Saluda, NC] Green River Adventures, a tourism-based guide service, launched The Gorge, the steepest, fastest canopy tour in the country.  Reserve your Zip Line Canopy Tour. The Gorge, which opened in June 2013, features 11 zip lines, a sky-bridge, and 3 rappels in tree-based platforms. Participants will experience a 3-hour tour immersed in nature beginning at the outpost and finishing an unprecedented 1,100 vertical feet at the base of the gorge. Most of the tree-based platforms will have stunning views of the gorge. 

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